OpenAI’s success does not go unnoticed by other giant companies. Microsoft is reportedly looking into ways to integrate OpenAI’s GPT features into Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
It looks like Microsoft and OpenAI will continue to work closely. Software giant Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019. In 2020, OpenAI licensed GPT-3 only to Microsoft. It looks like Microsoft will try to bring OpeanAI’s GPT features to Word, Outlook and PowerPoint soon.
Microsoft, OpenAI and the Office Triangle
According to The Information, Microsoft has already included an unknown version of OpenAI’s text-generating GPT model in Word. Now, Microsoft is trying to deepen this integration and add it to PowerPoint and Outlook.
Microsoft reportedly uses OpenAI’s GPT technology to improve Outlook search results so users can find what they’re looking for without having to search using keywords in emails. It is unclear at what level or with what features Microsoft will integrate the GPT models into Word, Outlook or PowerPoint.
Microsoft is not only interested in OpenAI’s GPT language models, but also in the ChatGPT product. It had come to the fore a while ago that the company was working on a version of Bing using ChatGPT. This new feature could be rolled out in March to make Bing more competitive with Google.
Microsoft Has Difficulty Integrating GPT Into Office
Microsoft faces many challenges as it brings more advanced AI text generation capabilities to productivity apps. The first of these, of course, is “accuracy”. ChatGPT still has a tendency to present false information as fact. Therefore, this can complicate document creation or advanced integration in professional use.
For now, Microsoft does not have an official roadmap on this subject, but it is known that the company is working on these activities. If Microsoft hadn’t seen the gem here, it wouldn’t have invested $1 billion in 2019. Considering the software giant’s product lineup, OpenAI’s GPT-3 and upcoming GPT-4 models, ChatGPT chat tool, and rendering tools like Dall-E can come in handy.